Pomegranates are More Vital
Continued from the December 2010 Newsletter:
In addition, pomegranates have very high content of punicalagins, a potent anti-oxidant component found to be responsible for its superior health benefits. The level of antioxidants in pomegranates is even higher than blueberries, cranberries and oranges. This was attributed to the very high polyphenol content in the fruit.
They are also a good source of vitamin B (riboflavin, thiamin and niacin), vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus. These combination and other minerals in pomegranates cause a powerful synergy that prevents and reverses many diseases.
Pomegranate may reduce the risk of having a heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. They possess high levels of antioxidants and thus help support the body’s normal defense in the prevention of certain cancers. Pomegranates are rumored to help reduce the possibility of having premature babies and Alzheimer’s disease.
Pomegranate are rich in antioxidants that can keep bad LDL cholesterol from oxidizing This degradation of LDL may lead to the development of atherosclerosis. In addition, pomegranate juice, like aspirin, can help keep blood platelets from clumping together to form unwanted clots.
The pomegranate season is short, so I juice two pomegranates every morning on my citrus juicer. If the straight pomegranate juice tastes too tart for you, you may add juice of two ripe oranges to it. This is the beginning of pomegranate season in the northern hemisphere, so share the benefits of pomegranates with your loved ones!